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Statewide: 614 new C19 cases, 42 more deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 614 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (634 new cases on Thursday), to bring total confirmed cases in the state to 26,655, up from 26,053 on Thursday, an increase of 2.4 percent.

ISDH was also reporting 42 additional deaths over the last 24 hours (26 additional deaths on Thursday),  to bring the total in the state so far to 1,550, up from 1,508, an increase of 1.8 percent.

The number of probable COVID-19 deaths to date: 141 (138 on Wednesday). Probable deaths are those for which x-ray, scans, and clinical symptoms all point to COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record. Total confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths in Indiana: 1,691 (1,646 on Thursday).

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 3,033 cases and 584 deaths (unchanged from Thursday). Number of nursing home facilities in the state with at least one case of COVID-19: 197. Number with at least one death: 121.

165,448 tests have been reported to date to ISDH, up from 160,239, an increase of 3.3 percent over the last 24 hours, with a positive rate of 16.1 percent. Tests are being conducted by ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories.

Tests in Porter County: 2,899 (2,827 on Thursday). In Lake County: 15,136 (14,653). In LaPorte County: 2,429 (2,374).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 7,995 (7,793 on Thursday); and the most deaths, 465 (451). Lake County has reported 2,747 cases (2,684) and 136 deaths (134), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 352 cases and 14 deaths (346 and 13).


Posted 5/15/2020




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